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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Build Small Interior Wall With Door Opening

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking for someone to construct a small wall in our entry way to create a storage room. No timeframe, over a few weekends would be ideal. Someone will be home all of Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st of December if that also suited. Ideally wanting a price based on description and photos, i.e. no site visit. Feel free to ask questions. - New 90mm H1.2 timber framing. Bottom plate over DPM, floor is a concrete slab. Wall to be 2,440mm high, 1,600mm wide. - Wall to include a door opening....

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Replacing roof of old gazebo - nothing fancy

Posted 6 days ago

I've got an old gazebo that we use for firewood storage. The roof is knackered. I'm wanting to get it replaced with something very simple (not like for like) but that will keep water out and not pool on top, as it's in a shady part of the garden. Happy with treated ply or iron or another solution. If ply I would want to paint the ply before it goes on to seal edges etc (I've got the paint and would be able to do this). Happy to arrange a time to come and look if you want to see the site before q...

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Build floor to ceiling bookcase

Posted 1 week ago

I want a floor to ceiling bookcase built in my lounge, potentially with cupboards at the bottom and a sliding ladder to access the books. Pics give an idea of the sort of thing I’m after. Sketch gives approx measurements. Flexible on timing.

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Replace wood garage side door

Posted 1 week ago

My wood garage side door needs replacing. I'm looking for someone to supply and install an exterior side door that can be locked and unlocked from both the inside and outside. It also needs to have a rain deflector attached to the bottom of the door. The door surrounds will need to be replaced as they are also in a bad way.

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Pino

Posted 2 weeks ago

Current deck need extension, would like it to be completed before 15th of December.

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Floor repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

The chipboard floor has bowed because of being wet from a leak in the HW cylinder. The weight of the cylinder caused the bowing, The floor is intact. It just needs to be jacked up from underneath and extra joist support be added to secure the floor.

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Repair hole in wall and wardrobe door

Posted 3 weeks ago

Work to be done in two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 repair large hole in wall. Three quarters of way up wall next to wardrobe. Bedroom 2 repair small hole at bottom of wardrobe door. Both holes repaired plastered and sanded ready for painting. Immediate repairs wanted.

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Bottom of Window Reveal Replacement - Treated Timber

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needing a quick and efficient builder or carpenter who can finish this in less than a day, to repair wood reveal on the bottom of aluminium window. Each of the side pieces are around 30cm ( x 2) and the middle section is around 1.8m The damage is starting to show on the edges where two ends of the wood pieces meet. Looks like the pieces are nailed onto the frame as well. Assuming the previous job was done with MDF or untreated wood.

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Repair of bungalow bay window

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi looking for a superstar to fix our timber framed lead-light bay window. There is a bit of rot in one part of the bottom sill and is overdue some maintenance to return it to its former glory.

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Deck Extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a deck extension job. A builder stated the job but didn’t return after lockdown so need it to be finished. Have posts and some framing done.

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Measure, order and install six internal doors

Posted 3 weeks ago

We've identified the doors on the Renalls website we'd like to install, so we're looking for someone that can accurately measure up, and subsequently install the doors and new handles. A member of the household is medically vulnerable, so double vaccinated tradies only please.

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Building a Custom Made Pergola (Timber)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need someone to build and put up a pergola. Someone will have to come on site and measure the space up and then provide a quote. I have samples of what we are looking for. Thanks :)

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Replace/fix weatherboards

Posted 6 days ago

We are wanting to have some of the weatherboards and exterior paneling on our house fixed/replaced. Please see the photos. It is an old villa.

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Installation of French Doors

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove 3 window panels and replace with French doors (supplied) to create an indoor-outdoor flow.

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Minor renovations

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a small cottage that needs to be lined with installation and plywood and then painted. Would suit general handyman or someone with building skills. Would take about a week

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Wardrobes and storage space

Posted 4 weeks ago

This job may seem small but has potential to be bigger if the initial results are good. I have an upstairs loft type room with a pitched roof that has no wardrobe or storage options. I would like to add unusually shaped robes/closets behind the door on either side and possibly some cupboards/shelving around the room. If this works out I'd also want to discuss some shelving on a lounge wall, cupboards in the garage and some additions to the kitchen. I have no idea on costs with this job b...

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Install new clothesline

Posted 1 week ago

Install a new pullout clothesline Repair trellis in fence

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External wooden house repairs

Posted 2 days ago

Some repairs on some rotting timber. Also remount gate and repair damage. see photos

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Replace Baseboard

Posted 3 weeks ago

We're looking for someone to replace a wind-damaged baseboard connecting the house to the deck with something stronger. Photos attached. Thanks.

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Remove deck and replace

Posted 1 week ago

We have a large deck that we would like removed and replaced with a smaller platform (approx 160x180cm) and steps made of composite decking. Possible to reuse wooden supports under composite decking. Colour to be dark or light, but open to options. We will also want to pave or add pavers to the area now exposed by the deck removal, but at minimum grade the area. Please see photos of current and intended state. Looking to get this done this summer. Most important to us is that work doe...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New TimberTech Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a rear deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Doors and door frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ramps front & back entrance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

wooden pergola

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st December 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck + recladding an existing deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New baseboards/underfoor access door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior boards replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Caravan - Add Cabinet/Seating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten Window repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Room doors and cupboard doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Repair hole in wall and wardrobe door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Baseboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace missing cedar plug around aluminium window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent - Install seratone or similar behind laundry tub

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof space - broken strut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Rebuild deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend front deck and build wheelchair ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Newframe Construction

Joined August 2021

*Qualified builder & licensed Building Practionior *Specialise in new Builds and roofing *All Building works from the Big jobs to the small jobs ARE take care of. WHERE PRIDE MEETS PROFECTION!! LOOK NO FURTHER THEN NEWFRAMECONSTRUCTION

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years . We are now a top 100 Builderscrack Tradie, across all trades ...as reviewed by Buildercrack customers. Landscaping and property work for private and commercial customers. Throughout the greater Wellington area. Building new or renovating the tired. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call ...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Atlas Construction 2020

Joined July 2018

Atlas Construction 2020 Ltd is a Wellington based building company working primarily in the residential sector. I'm qualified, insured and a licenced building practitioner with 10 years experience mainly in the residential building sector. Atlas Construction has a small positive team of builders to meet any of your building requirements from maintenance/remedial work right through to the comp...

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Dream Plastering

Joined January 2020

I have 6 years experience in the plastering industry. I can promise that my work is of very high standards as I strive for perfection and settle for quality. I consider this trade a hobbie and am passionate about my work. Consider me for your plastering needs and you wont regret it. Cheers!

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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Joe Paul contracting

Joined May 2021

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to view my profile. I am a civil engineer and also a builder, and my business partner is an experienced LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner). We believe that every job we do is neither too small and simple, nor too large and complex. So no matter what the job is, we are the guys you want to call. Best, Joe

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